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Mahaffey Theater For The Performing Arts

400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Seats (approximate)
1908

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, the newly renovated Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center is a 2030-seat bayside cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views, and European box-style seating. Just minutes from white sandy beaches, world-famous museums, and enticing activities, the Theater serves the entire Bay Area, comprised of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. The facility first opened in the spring of 1965 as part of the Bayfront Center entertainment complex. It was first renovated in 1987-1988 and at that time was re-named the Mahaffey Theater, for a St. Petersburg family who contributed significantly to the capital campaign. Since its opening it has hosted a wide variety of events, including The Florida Orchestra Broadway performances, dance, popular music, family entertainment, and Class Acts, a program enabling school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach programs. In 2004, after conducting both market analysis and feasibility studies, it was determined that the neighboring Bayfront Center Arena was no longer viable in the marketplace. The arena was demolished in December 2004, opening up space for the current Mahaffey Theater renovation. The $20 million project more than doubled lobby size, adding guest amenities while expanding ballroom capacity and versatility. The signature component of the renovated Theater is a three-story glass curtain wall and glass enclosed atrium that overlooks the City's beautiful downtown waterfront.
A Night with Janis Joplin
Jan 10, 2018 - Jan 10, 2018
Book by Randy Johnson
Musical Original
A Night with Janis Joplin
Apr 22, 2016 - Apr 22, 2016
Musical Original
Chicago
Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 26, 2009
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Sweeney Todd
May 06, 2008 - May 11, 2008
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Thriller
Camelot
Feb 12, 2008 - Feb 17, 2008
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Guys and Dolls
Jan 15, 2002 - Jan 20, 2002
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Man of La Mancha
Feb 16, 2001 - Feb 17, 2001
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical Revival Drama
Big
Jan 20, 1998 - Jan 25, 1998
Music by David Shire; Book by John Weidman; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Musical Original Comedy
Deathtrap
Feb 04, 1997 - Feb 07, 1997
Written by Ira Levin
Play Revival ComedyMysteryThriller
Jelly's Last Jam
Dec 16, 1994 - Dec 18, 1994
Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Book by George C. Wolfe; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Musical Original
Fiddler on the Roof
Oct 14, 1994 - Oct 16, 1994
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Annie
May 18, 1993 - May 20, 1993
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
A Chorus Line
Apr 14, 1992 - Apr 19, 1992
Musical Revival Drama
Anything Goes
Mar 13, 1990 - Mar 18, 1990
Musical Revival Comedy
Me and My Girl
May 02, 1989 - May 07, 1989
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Driving Miss Daisy
Jan 17, 1989 - Jan 22, 1989
Written by Alfred Uhry
Play Original Comedy Drama
South Pacific
Nov 08, 1988 - Nov 13, 1988
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Revival ComedyFarce
Singin' in the Rain
Feb 17, 1987 - Feb 22, 1987
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Third National
Dec 16, 1986 - Dec 21, 1986
Musical Original
Legends!
Nov 26, 1986 - Nov 30, 1986
Written by James Kirkwood
Play Original Comedy
The Tap Dance Kid
Apr 29, 1986 - May 04, 1986
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Charles Blackwell; Lyrics by Robert Lorick
Musical Original
Biloxi Blues
Apr 08, 1986 - Apr 13, 1986
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Dreamgirls
Feb 25, 1986 - Mar 02, 1986
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
42nd Street
Jan 07, 1986 - Jan 19, 1986
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
Camelot
Nov 12, 1985 - Nov 17, 1985
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
La Cage aux Folles
Jan 22, 1985 - Jan 27, 1985
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Comedy
Nine
May 01, 1984 - May 06, 1984
Music by Maury Yeston; Book by Arthur Kopit; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Musical Original Drama
Jerry's Girls
Apr 10, 1984 - Apr 15, 1984
Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Revue
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Jan 24, 1984 - Jan 29, 1984
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Amadeus
May 03, 1983 - May 08, 1983
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama
Evita
Mar 01, 1983 - Mar 06, 1983
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Apr 13, 1982 - Apr 18, 1982
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Children of a Lesser God
Feb 09, 1982 - Feb 21, 1982
Written by Mark Medoff
Play Original DramaSign Language
Sugar Babies
Dec 29, 1981 - Jan 03, 1982
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Lyrics by Al Dubin, Dorothy Fields
Musical Original Revue Comedy Burlesque
A Christmas Carol
Dec 08, 1981 - Dec 13, 1981
Music by Michel Legrand; Book by Sheldon Harnick; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Original
They're Playing Our Song
May 05, 1981 - May 17, 1981
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Musical Original Comedy Romantic Comedy
Dancin'
Dec 23, 1980 - Dec 28, 1980
Musical Original Revue
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
May 27, 1980 - Jun 07, 1980
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
Annie - Third National
Apr 22, 1980 - May 11, 1980
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
Aint Misbehavin
Jan 29, 1980 - Feb 03, 1980
Musical Original Revue
A Chorus Line
Dec 10, 1979 - Dec 30, 1979
Musical Original Drama
Your Arms too Short to Box With God
Feb 07, 1979 - Feb 08, 1979
Music by Alex Bradford; Conceived from the Book of St. Matthew by Vinnette Carroll; Lyrics by Alex Bradford
Musical Original
The Wiz
Jan 21, 1979 - Jan 23, 1979
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Original Comedy
Bubbling Brown Sugar
Mar 07, 1978 - Mar 07, 1978
Book by Loften Mitchell
Musical Original Revue
My Fair Lady
Feb 05, 1978 - Feb 05, 1978
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Same Time, Next Year
Jan 25, 1978 - Jan 25, 1978
Written by Bernard Slade
Play Original Comedy
Grease
Mar 06, 1974 - Mar 06, 1974
Musical Original Comedy
No, No, Nanette
Feb 07, 1974 - Feb 09, 1974
Musical Revival Comedy
Prisoner of Second Avenue
Jan 30, 1974 - Jan 30, 1974
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy Drama
Company
Jan 07, 1972 - Jan 08, 1972
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by George Furth; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Drama